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Should criminal charges be brought against toyota?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Foster9091, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    Foster9091

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    I am just curious to what you guys have to say.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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  3. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:25 PM
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    so basically people can speed everywhere they go and say the pedal got stuck when a cop pulls them over.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    Only in a Toyota.
     
  5. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:27 PM
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    god SHUT UP!
     
  6. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Oh fuck, just shut up please. This shit wasn't funny to begin with.
     
  7. Mar 1, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    IMO its not rocket science to press the break if your car suddenly accelerates.
     
  8. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    i had my brakes go out at a drift event goin 50+ mph.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:11 PM
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    what exactly does this have to do w/ what i said? i simply stated an excuse people can say
     
  10. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    mmkkkk
     
  11. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    Criminal charges should be brought against Ken Watanabe, former President & CEO of Toyota who stepped down in 2009 and was succeeded by Akiyo Toyoda, grandson of the founder.

    Why?

    Its known that Ken was responsible for the "push" to beat GM in sales which resulted in the same mistake Hyundai initially made - too rapid expansion. Result? Quality is sacrificed.

    Ken's expertise lie in efficiency and cost reduction. The moment he took the helm, he began using cheaper (not just less expensive, but lower quality) materials and emphasized quantity over quality in all aspects, assembly, engineering, suppliers, dealers, etc.

    Initially he was a hero to shareholders, citing the millions he saved the company. Inevitably, this led to losses culminating in the $1.7 BILLION :eek: loss in 2009, the year he stepped down (read as "was forcibly replaced").

    So, put a bean counter in charge and watch while he sacrifices a 70-year reputation in the name of a couple of good years for the bottom line. Then, after the losses have mounted to the level of catastrophy, spend more time (years) and money (millions) mopping up the mess (lawsuits, etc.) and trying to regain the customers trust. Ya, that makes sense - NOT!

    Didn't the Japanese used to commit HaraKiri (Seppuku) when they brought shame upon themselves? Seems more fitting than a jail sentence.

    Sometimes you just gotta wonder... :cool:
     
  12. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    This is the first I've heard of any problems with Toyota.
     
  13. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    AriZonaD54

    AriZonaD54 BANNED in 49 states...

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    Fellow americans, canadians and Taco-worldians,

    Toyota = At oyot

    Think about it. It's a conspiracy I tellz ya! I love Guinness. Thank you, that is all.
     
  14. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    blame always seems to find the one trying to clean up the mess, not the one who caused it
     
  15. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    Hell no. Toyota has been hit hard enough by this as it is. And god knows how many issues other manufactures have had the were covered up or swept under the rug. Im still convinced that this only got as huge as it did to help the American auto manufactures. I work for another manufacture that could easily have a similar safety concern but since the market is smaller no one knows about it and our manufacture still has no repair for it going on about 4 years. (would u rather have ur car accel or shut off on the freeway?)
     
  16. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    billyjoe Taco Fever - I've got it bad!

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    Apparently, OnStar is offering the later as a new feature:

    www.OnStar.com/StolenVehicle
     
  17. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    Just gotta say... that's the best thing anyone's suggested in the 415 threads about this crap :D
     
  18. Mar 1, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    billyjoe Taco Fever - I've got it bad!

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    Why thank you sir! :proposetoast:
     
  19. Mar 2, 2010 at 12:28 AM
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    I heard whispers of one.

    You know, you don't hear about any problems with the Ford Raptor...
     
  20. Mar 3, 2010 at 12:26 AM
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    This is the only recall I heard about...

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